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, isaacson says, by standing at the crossroads of science and the humanities, connecting creativity with technology, and combining leaps of imagination with feats of engineering to produce new devices that consumers hadn't even thought of. >> thank you for coming. we're gonna make some history together today. >> if you had to pick a day where it all came together, january 9, 2007, is not a bad one. jobs is in san francisco at the macworld conference in full pitchman mode as he unveils his latest product to the faithful. >> these are not three separate devices. this is one device. [cheers and applause] and we are calling it iphone. >> it is not only a remarkable achievement but a validation of everything that jobs believed in: if you made and controlled all of your own hardware and all of your own software, you could integrate all of your products and all of your content seamlessly into one digital hub. and no one but steve jobs had thought of it. >> this is something microsoft couldn't do 'cause it made software but not the hardware. it's something sony couldn't do 'cause it made a
, astrazeneca may be able to help. >>> and now, science has finally tackled something and conquered it. something truly important. as millions of americans pace the aisles in search for the holiday gift that will bring a smile to family and friends. there is a new scientific study that says that there is a simple and inspired secret. and abc's sharyn alfonsi is here to make all of our lives easier. >> reporter: they are the moments parents pray for. >> oh my god! >> an ipod. >> reporter: those priceless reactions to the perfect gift. james groccia had his eye on the lego train set of his dreams. for two years, he saved up $100 to buy it. but by the time he had the money, the set was sold out. heartbroken, james wrote a letter to lego and then -- >> what is it? >> i wonder what it is. >> reporter: this arrived from lego. >> i finally have it! >> reporter: youtube is filmed with similar moments. >> we're leaving today to go to disneyland. >> are you joking? >> really dad? >> yes, we're going. >> reporter: daughter learning she's headed to disneyland. the mother learning she's about to be
for science in the public interest said, "overdoing caffeine alone is actual pretty difficult to do. someonwould have to make an effort to consume 40 or so 200-mg caffeine tablets." or... about this much 5-hour energy... in a single day. we recommend... not more than two per day. yeah, whene first came out with the product... you know, i made sure of one thing. if my family wasn't going to use it... if it wasn't good ough for my family if it wasn't safe for my family... i'm not gonna put it out there. i take it almost every day. and twice when i play tennis. this is r criteria that we have to be safe... if we're not willing to do it ourselves... we're not asking anybody else to do it. we're not gonna sell it. so, that's our approach to safety... that is a higher standard you can get. cheryl: here is your fox business market check. the dow holding onto positive gains for the week. let's look at some of this week's winners on the s&p. first off, western digital. the company got a boost after accelerating its dividend for shareholders ahead of the fiscal cliff. shares of generous finan
. >> the gifts parents can buy now that will make the kids go crazy on christmas morning. the science of picking the right toy. as a parent, i can tell you. look at that. so excited. nothing like seeing that unabashed joy on your child's face. this is all? >> christmas is about the kids and those moments right there. do we lose its we getlder? >> totally. >> here is your gift card. first, the major concerns among u.s. leaders about the civil war still raging in syria. reports say clashes between government forces and rebels are flaring around the capital of damascus. >> concerns are escalating abut possible use of chemical weapons, a step president obama warned syria not to take. abc's martha raddatz has more. >> reporter: hillary clinton overseas trying to find some diplomatic way to end this increasingly dangerous conflict. 20 months of fighting, 40,000 lives lost, and now the chilling possibility of an air attack with deadly nerve agents. >> there is no question that we remain very concerned that the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: a senior u.s. offic
science. it's st comm sense. from td ameritrade. melissa: so a couple of warning signs for microsoft as new data paints a not so rosy picture for the tech giant and its new tablet. shibani joshi joins us with all the details. >> melissa, i will broaden the discussion here showing that even the stock prices already heeding these warning signs getting picked up by technology experts and data points out there. if you look at microsoft shares over the last three months, they are down 13%. just in the last month down about 10%. that's because the high hopes that microsoft is pinning on windows 8 and its new tablet lineup may not be panning out as the company has hoped. we got new data out from npd. just yesterday showing us windows 8 sales aren't doing sort of the revival of the pc industry, aren't contributing to the revival of the pc industry as many people haa expected. in fact, npd has said that pc sales, remember, everyone thought windows 8 would come out, pcs, the overall industry would get a boost, they're actually down 21% in the first four weeks of windows 8 being available. comp
to the upside. investors missed it. this documenthe stock then begio freefall of a series of bad news in science perhaps the tragedy is not working. melissa: it is like a palm. charles: september 2012, deficient in knowledge, the stock rebounds. this is ron johnson, the guy who invented the genius bar. november 2012, this guy gives a sort of talks to the industry, everybody says i have a strategy, know what works, the stock tumbles, craters to $16 per share. bringing us to today. it is not confirmed, but maybe ron johnson is leaving the company. think about that for a moment of the stock is up on strong volume. just imaaine that. for the craziest reason of all going back a few years ago. melissa: what was the nauseous? >> missing the rally. lori: what is a good color tomorrow? sandracharles: what was the colf the year this year? melissa: tangerine? charles: of course. melissa: i am lucky. lori: i've never even heard that be described as a color. charles: tangerine. all right. lori: let's check the market with nicole watching wall street. nicole: watching green. looking at men's warehouse. a comp
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another crack at that science question. clarify an answer he gave to "gq" when he was asked about the age of the earth. remember, senator rubio took a little grief, saying that he was not qualified to answer the question, calling it, quote, one of life's great mysteries. remember, i'm not a scientist, man, the whole thing. yesterday, mike, i guess you spoke to him as part of the "playbook" breakfast and you gave him a chance to explain that answer. let's listen. >> how old do you think the earth is? >> first of all, the answer i gave was trying to make the same point the president made a few years ago, and that is there is no scientific debate on the age of the earth. i mean, it's established it. pretty definitively. at least 4.5 billion years old. i was referring to a theological debate which is a pretty healthy debate. >> mike, what did you come away with talking to marco rubio yesterday? >> people in the room came away thinking that he was really smooth, really on his game. and this is an example of that. he had that very clumsy sort of dismissive answer when he was asked by "gq" befor
. we don't see science of positive returns until 40 days. that's two months from now wekds positive returns on average. i think we have lower to go here. >> actually, i think you have fairly good seasonal strength in december and january through iphone sales. i think that's run with of the big catalysts for the company. you've got this product. you recently signed an agreement with sprint. you have t-mobile coming in next year. you have the carriers lining up and starting to sign. only two years ago you had one carrier, at&t. now you have four coming up. because it's been in decline so much, this is a good time to, you know, buy. maybe get a couple dollars cheaper. >> good conversation, guys. you both made good cases right now on a stock that everybody is watching these days. thanks for joining us. appreciate it very much. >> thank you. >> okay. we're in countdown mode. about half an hour away before we close up for the trading week. we're still holding on the dow. it's up about 52 points right now. the nasdaq is still dragging its feet compared to the other two indices. >>> and the
isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> back now, my battleground america panel, charles blow, kristin soltis and joel stein. joel, pretty big announcement this afternoon. the supreme court will now be looking at both prop 8 and doma. this could potentially be huge for gay rights in america. >> especially with david boyes and ted olson coming together, the guys who were against each other in bush v gore, on the same side fighting for gay rights, for gay marriage. i think it's a really interesting case because they designed this case not to kind of be technical but just to go at the straight heart of the issue which is whether not letting gay people marry is discrimination. so it's a pretty direct hit on whether this is allowed or not, and i think they have a really good chance of winning this and kind of basically deciding this once and for all. which is the way this is going to move forward. this isn't the way civil rights get decided, they get decided by our courts because the constitution is designed to protect people's rights. >> i completely ag
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't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. which isn't rocket science. i have obligations. cute tobligations, but obligations.g. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. >>> we're keeping an eye on dow component boeing. right now the stock is up 23 cents, .33%. one of its new dreamliner jets making an emergency landing. regulators are order rg the entire fleet of 787s to be inspected for fuel line issues. some teething problems perhaps or is this something more serious for the company? our phil lebeau is taking flight for us today in chicago. >> most people i've talked with in the industry believe this is more a case of teething problems as boeing continues
. the executive director of the center for science in the public interest said, "overdoing caffeine alone is actually pretty difficult to do. someone would have to make an effort to consume 40 or so 200-mg caffeine tablets." or... about this much 5-hour energy... in a single day. we recommend... not more than t per day. yeah, when we first came out with the product... you know, i made sure of one thing. if my family wasn't going to use it... if it wasn't good enough for my family if it wasn safe for my family... i'm not gonna put it out there. i take it almost every day. d twice when i play tennis. this is our criteria that we have to be safe... if we're not willing to do it ourselves... we're t asking anybo else to do it. so, that's our approach we're to safety...ll it. that is a higherstandar. liz: breaking news, a bizarre twist in the ongoing story of software guru john mcafee. he's been on the run since he felt he was being accused of murdering his neighbor in belize. he long ago sold the company, but this morning the news was he had entered guatemala ill rely as he was on the -- ille
on on the treadmill. does anyone have? @%e national science foundation studying the effects on disease. they decided to do this, and they spend 500,000 taxpayer dollars doing this study. if you can get scientists to waste money, the senator is back with another study. this time uncovering waste of the department of homeland security. and there was plenty of it. first, zombies apocalypse training. i know, crazy. part of our homeland response. they were betrayed by actors who were gunned down by a military unit. training occurred at a weeklong conference held at turner's point resort and spa. the cost worth the bargain of a thousand dollars. now we know how to protect ourselves from zombies. then there is columbus, ohio. an underwater robot. christ had a $98,000. the robot has a camera that provides a video this way to a vehicle on shore. i but i have to tell you that i don't know why, because columbus, ohio, the capital of ohio is wehrmacht. great lakes are up here. officials declared emergency because of grant deadlines. not to be outdone, seattle and a remote control helicopter. not really an issue
what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td aritrade. liz: take a look at supervalu, the stock is jumping exponentially. you will see about 40% to the upside looking to sell two of the grocery chains. investors are absolutely loving it. a gain of $0.35 gives it a big jump at the moment. the sales have fallen through but they are looking to get it out there. they're really trying to get a better hold of what is going on in the business. at least one finger of a pretty good grip of a double-digit gain. a pretty good move going into the closing bell. david: what seems to be happening is a whole reconfiguration of the market. if you look at the dow or the nasdaq or the big index, there's not a lot of movement that individual stocks are moving rapidly. particularly with dividend stocks, apple, big changes are happening but changes in portfolios are going on. speak it has been a tough day for apple. david: volume is very heavy. across-the-board selloff of the stock. nicole: a couple things going on. down 20% below that level, it is not a good sign overall for
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isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. dagen: another day, another meeting. it still looks awfully wide in dealing with the looming tax increases and spending cuts. are they closer to a deal than we think? here to answer brett baier. he joins us from washington, d.c. was the white house or the democrats surprised by the republican proposal? >> dagen, i do not think that they were surprised. they knew another proposal would be coming back. they probably guessed that it would not include tax rate increases. that is the dance that is going on here. two scorpions dancing around each other waiting to strike. you know bowles said last night at an interview, i think you said it best, both sides would get killed by their base if the true deal was out right now. they would just get killed. dagen: do they know what the true deal is? >> no. i do not think they know yet. i think they know the framework of the true deal. they almost got there. they know what each side needs to happen for their faith to be semi- happy. they know where the red line is that at least they ha
... which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and a santa to ot! [ chuckles ] right, baby. oh, sir. that is a customer. oh...sorry about that. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stss. fedex office. >> the big story this morning is a big name and you know it and probably own it. apple had its worst trading day in four years and it's facing real competition from the samsung galaxy, its smart phone market in china is down, but perhaps more importantly, investors are selling, piling out, taking profits before the new year when the tax on profit goes up. if you have an american-based mutual fund, apple is probably in it. let's look at apple's stock price pre-market right now. i'm afraid ladies and gentlemen, we're down again and it's probably going to open $9 lower than yesterday. and nicole is on the floor of the new york stock exchange, and tell me, is anybody down there talking about apple at this price as a buying opportunity? >> 100%, everybody is talking about apple. when i'm talking to traders what they're
't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. before facebook is joining the nasdaq 500. connell: shibani joshi in the newsroom with this story. shibani: it is about time if you are a facebook investor. it wanted to be in the presence of the tech grades. it will be part of the big leagues next week. it has included facebook and swap out emphasis. they will put facebook in its place. the beginning of the business day on december 12. you may not know what the nasdaq 100 is, but chances are, you probably own some of it. the nasdaq 100 includes some of the heaviest hitters in the technology industry. we are talking about google and apple. also some other names that you may not know of. dollar tree, starbucks. some interesting choices. this is a big index fund. a lot of them try to track the nasdaq 100 so they as a result will end up buying facebook shares. dagen: thank you, shibani. starbucks offering a limited edition $450 gift card made of stainless steal. it will come with a gold level starbucks membership. that includes gifts and free refills. it will initially be made a
the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. >>> you're watching cnbc's "squawk on the street" live from the financial capital of the world. the opening bell set to ring in just under two minutes or so. if you want to play the history game looking at the history of the month of december for the markets, some call it meaningless but it is basically the second best month of the year after april. 23 of the past 28 decembers have been up. average of 1.5%. since '90, up 2%. not an insignificant -- santa claus is for real many times. >> many of us have to commit. we're not allowed to own individual stocks but it's uniform gift to minors time. you have to make a contribution. i don't know whether you guys do it. it's a great way to put money away for your kids. that contribution is due now. there are a lot of contributions that are due that you remember to put money to work. in an environment where not people put money to work and people aren't doing anything, you get an influx of retail money. you have to co
and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. david: what a strange day. some are way up, some are way down. shares of verifone systems are getting a boost. nicole with more on that. nicole: some stocks jumping, this is a day that verifone is jumping. take a look at the stock right now, a gain of 7.5%. an upgrade from a neutral setting the emerging competition that everybody is worried about is overdone. his growth story is impacted. when they get lake square for example, they are not worried about them at all. with the story they have a price target of $39, which obviously has upside potential closing around 32.5. david: very good to see you. liz: president obama met with ceos head of the looming deadline for tax cuts and spending cuts. david: a fiscal deal could be reached in a week. rich edson with the latest. it was an off the record meeting. this is a meeting that affects all of us. speak of the business roundtable says all the meetings are off the table and they have the initial remarks live and available to the
isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> about three minutes left. again, the major averages, we haven't seen a lot of volatility today. the markets really taking in stride the lack of progress in the fiscal cliff negotiations because there are no negotiations right now. here's the dow today. a little volatility in the open today, essentially sideways. there are other markets that have moved today that i want to show you. the yield on the ten-year went down today. part of operation twist to keep rates low on the long end of the yield curve. we're down to 1.60%. other traders were in there buying treasuries following on the fed's coat tails. another market moving right now, gold. back below $1700 an ounce. this happened last december as well when there was some profit taking at that time, maybe to try and beat out the tax consequences. we're down 1.4%, a decline of $23. we'll watch that carefully to see if now we're below this psychologically important level. the vix, the fear indicator, went higher today. we're still below considered yellow flag territory.
, no matter how wily... or weird... or wonderfully the market's behaving... which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> about four minutes left. another one of those days where it was clear that wall street is fixated on washington and what's going on with the fiscal cliff talks. they were still public today. here's where the president started speaking to the business round table and where we learned also that those 40 republicans part of this bipartisan group that would be open to new ideas on the fiscal cliff talks. of the dow, the best performers and worst performers today, the full-ti financials higher led by bank of america. nasdaq, we need to highlight this, was lower, down 20 points today. why? because of apple. apple had one of its worst days. we highlighted this earlier. something very archean called the death cross, the 50-day moving average crossed below the 200-day moving average. what does that mean? just means it could be going lower from here. down 6% on apple today. the yield of the ten-year went lower. as they were buying stocks, they were a
science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. so, the 5.3-liter v-8 silverado can tow up to 9,600 pounds? 315 horsepower. what's that in reindeer power? [ laughing ] [ stops laughing ] [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. this holiday season, trade up to get the 2012 chevy silverado all-star edition for 0% apr financing for 60 months plus $2,000 cash allowance or get a total value of $9,000. >>> welcome back. pandora a story today. the stock sinking after a disappointing earnings outlook. julia boorstin spoke to the company's ceo. she has the story. >> maria, pandora's earnings may have beaten expectations, but all investor ts care about is ty reduced their fourth quarter guidance, projecting an adjusted loss of as much as nine cents per share, sending the stock down as much as 20% earlier today. the ceo warned he expects advertisers to be20%. they expect advertisers to be particularly cautious about spending in january. >> we did reduce guidance. i think it's very prudent because of this unique situation we have in which we're sensitive to the mix of ad spend in january as
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to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> about 90 seconds left. going off the highs of the session. we pointed this out earlier. the french and german stock markets today closed at 52-week highs. look at that. highest they've been all year. our market, not the same. the dow is below the highs that were set back in september. i want to ask michael shay what's holding us back, fiscal cliff or what? >> at this point, we're finally all fiscal cliff. the last two or three weeks has been fiscal cliff. >> would we be higher if we zrpt that distraction? >> i think absolutely. the equity markets would be. i think the bonds market is still pricing in a lot of stress over in europe. that's why you're getting a little bit of this divergence. we talked about this earlier. if you look where sectors are trading right now, after we got the bounce on the 19th, there are several sectors doing far better than where they were on election. >> that's true. you know what? we've been so focused on the fiscal cliff, we haven't thought about the jobs number coming ou
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guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> we'll kick off opening bell in a minute in a half. stocks had good action in shanghai overnight. a four-week high. the only disappointment has been data in europe. the scuttlebutt that some members wanted to cut which has put pressure on the euro today. >> german market up twice what we're up and i think people are shaking their heads that netherlands could be up. we don't see any data whatsoever that europe is doing better but belief that 2013 can't be as bad as 2012. german numbers were not good at all. it's a puzzle. >> we did get an earthquake in northeastern japan overnight. 7.3 is serious. looks like we dodged a bullet on that front as well. doesn't look like there's any damage as a result of that. >> i thought there would be a tremendous rebuilding effort in fukushima. it didn't happen because the ground is contaminated. the first question they asked over there were nuclear reactors apparently safe is the early word. >> we walk in on monday
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... or weird... or wonderfully the market's behaving... which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> welcome back to "power lunch." i'm courtney reagan with a quick "market flash" for you. we want to take a look at shares of apple. we've been watching them very closely. it now appears we are at that death cross. that means with today's decline, apple's 50-day moving average is now below the 200-day moving average. apple's shares down 2.6%. >>> ibm drawing fire over its plan to overhaul its 401(k) program. the "wall street journal" says ibm now plans to contribute a lump sum once a year payment, end of the year, to employee accounts instead of making those contributions twice a month. if other companies follow suit it could have huge implications for investors. joining me now to discuss this, bob pisani and john carney of cnbc. gentlemen, welcome. bob, i get how this is not helpful to workers. you lose the benefits of any dollar cost averaging. you may be ending up getting a lump sum at the end of the year. and if you leave the company before the end of the ye
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, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. >>> welcome back. looking for news after a relatively light news day yesterday, you are in luck. multibillion dollar commission between mining and oil and gas. a major western bank starting to deglobalize. the president will speak on the fiscal cliff. what a day shaping up this morning. there's a look at s&p on the top of your screen. opening bell in a moment here at the big board. a limited partnership formed by marathon. celebrating the recent ipo. over at the nasdaq, a limited liability company celebrating the recent listing. >> fabulous company for people looking for high yield in the 401(k). they can't use it because of the tax break. >> very nice. a couple interesting notes about today. the anniversary of greenspan's speech on this date back in 1996 in which the dow closed at 6,437. >> a classic buy opportunity that was. >> when it hit 6400 in '09 it was a good opportunity too. >> yesterday s&p closes at 1,407. one year earlier 1,409. lost two points over the course of the year. >> it does look like noth
to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. and you're watching cnbc's "squawk on the street." the opening bell will ring in about 1 1/2 minute's time. jobless claims coming in, down and this number should be essentially clean of sandy effects, so finally a clean read as to the claims aspect. but it doesn't look like, jim, that we are set for a lower open today. >> carl pointed out that maybe there's some room between sides. but, look, yesterday was one of those days, show a lot of americans don't even know about the fiscal cliff. paychecks are going to go down, a million layoffs in the defense industry. no one seems to care right now. it's bad. >> you know what we have going for us? the grid, december 17 announced -- on a seasonal basis, they have reiterated once again that it doesn't have the demand to be sold year round, but starting a week from monday. >> i don't buy that. i think they do it because whenever they have mcrib, they're just fighting traffic for mcrib. there are places in the world where the mcrib i
california's stem cell agency has done a lot for science but more needs to be done and it can be improved. >>> tara will have the last check of your morning commute, including foggy conditions. there they are. you can't even see the sunol grade but it's there somewhere. 8:52. when we come back, "mornings on 2." 3çíño% >>> welcome back. 8:54. new details about a story we first told you about at 4:30. oakland police say eight people were arrested after the s.w.a.t. team served search warrants near 79th and macarthur overnight. they've been detained for various offenses, including illegal possessions of firearms. reportedly, a rifle and handgun were also seized. >>> we have an update on this. we told but this, an oakland hills car fire. well, the fire is out. crews are still out there on campus drive near merit college. that plume of smoke filled the air. the first call came in about 8:00 this morning. the fire department tells us no injuries have been all righted. >>> california's stem cell agency is being cite sized for how its grant money is being handed out. a newly released report fo
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to launch a rocket between december 10th and 22nd claiming for science and research. and new jersey governor chris chr tooe. the two showed a unified front in the wake of the storm. and the royal baby watch, it is on. there you see a pregnant and smiling catherine, duchess of cambridge. she was in for acute morning sickness. prince charles says he is thrilled he's going to become a grandfather. and the baby will be the next in line to the throne after prince william and actually after prince charles as well. so there's a little bit of a line there. >> rather it's a boy or girl. >> i think it's exciting. i don't think there's anybody out there they've been waiting and hoping and now we've seen she's pregnant and with child. >> catherine and no more kate. >> she's the duchess now. >> thank you. >>> one of the most conservative members of the united states senate, i think it's fair to say he shocked washington today, the tea party favorite senator jim demint of south carolina, he's standing by live. he's here in "the situation room." he's getting ready to explain why he's resigning from the sen
a cupcake right before bed, ken jennings? >> i would. science has forced me. >> thumb sucking, bad for you. >> your dentist is right and psychiatrist was wrong. >> what is the biggest misconception? what is the wrongest advice that parents give to their kids? >> the thing i always -- this one is sort of serious. don't talk to strangers and parents take this very seriously and make their kids scared of strangers. this myth of a strange kidnapper in white van, that never happens. kids need to be comfortable talking to strangers so if they get lost they can find help. >> ken jennings, nice to have you with us. you can have breakfast, you can pick up the food off floort and you can run with scissors. >>> still ahead this morning, relentless rain to tell you about in the west that's already proven deadly. more rough weather on the way. we'll talk about that. and don't waste any time getting that flu shot this year. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you
could lose their jobs and science and public research grants could be cut including in to cancer and childhood diseases. fewer americans could receive drug abuse treatment and $700 million slashed from the epa budget. cutting back of food inspection. disaster relief, omb says, quote, the federal emergency management administration's ability to respond would be undermined. and finally, from border patrol to hiring new fbi agents, correction officers, federal prosecutors, all could be scaled back. now, all of these cuts, brooke, don't happen exactly at 12:01 a.m. on january 2nd. they happen over the course of a year. but agencies are preparing for an impasse in washington. this is exactly, exactly what policymakers are trying to avoid. brooke? >> thank you. >>> shock waves in washington today. powerful republican senator calling it quits. south carolina's senator jim demint will be stepping down december 31st to lead the heritage foundation. that's a powerful conservative think tank in d.c. demint says he can be more effective outside the senate. >> a lot of my role in the senate h
other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >> chatting with you life at current.com/billpress. this is "the bill press show" live on your radio and current tv. >> bill: friday, december 7th here, the "full-court press" coming to you life from our nation's capitol and our studio on capitol hill brought to you today by the united steel workers and their great international president, leo gerard, north america's largest industrial union rep precepting 1.2 million active and retired members usw.org. big news this week uteout in the west, to colorado and washington. they had approved on november 6th each day, approving a measure for the full legalization of recreational use of marijuana. those laws have now kicked in. it is legal in washington and colorado to smoke pot. but will the if he did allow it? al ant saint pierre is the executive director of norml gets a lot of credit. allen, good to see you. >> good day, bill >> bill: i want you to know that last week, last time you were here, the question was raised about what the
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